Welcome to the Roberti Community House!

Encouraging the best in ourselves, our neighbors, our community.

The Roberti Community House (RCH) is a 501(c)3 non profit organization located at 919 8th Street in Waukegan, Illinois. The RCH is intended to be a gathering place, a safe haven, where neighbors of all ages can come together to develop and share their skills and talents and celebrate their successes.

We started one of our earliest programs, the Junior Green Youth Farm, by knocking on doors, introducing ourselves to families in the neighborhood, and inviting their children to help us farm the raised beds at the back of the house. We’re still trying to differentiate the plants from the weeds, but we’re getting much better! Learning together, growing together and supporting one another form the cornerstones of the community house.

We are steadily evolving—joined by new partners, introducing new programs and expanding others. For instance, one cooking class has now increased to three and our after-school programming has expanded to two afternoons a week and has led to a lending library as well as a summer reading program.

A dedicated and creative group of volunteers facilitates all of our programs. Their enormous talents have been a major factor in our success. As a non-profit organization, our needs are many, and we rely on the generous support of volunteers and donors. We’d love to have you join us—please drop by the community house, see our programs, and meet our neighbors!

The Scoop!

In our current edition of The Scoop, read all about our adventures during the last few months!

Read The Scoop – Winter 2016

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Roberti Community House added 5 new photos.

Afterschool support. A great place to connect work on projects.
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Afterschool support. A great place to connect work on projects.

Roberti Community House added 3 new photos.

Next week is our last week of afterschool support. We would like to thank our supporters who prepared and helped us fund our afterschool meals. Special thanks goes to Help them to Hope ; and Gail and Jim Creath and Marie Nemerov for your time and help with our healthy meals this school year..
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Next week is our last week of afterschool support.  We would like to thank our supporters who prepared and helped us fund our afterschool meals. Special thanks goes to Help them to Hope ; and Gail and Jim Creath and Marie Nemerov for your time and help with our  healthy meals this school year..

Roberti Community House added 4 new photos.

Container gardening - so easy - a container, soil, and seeds - nourish with sun and water - and, voila, Many thanks to Linda, Master Gardener at the Illinois Extension, for her helpful presentation on how to plant and grow flowers and veggies in containers. The RCH provided many of the containers and supplies and we are grateful to Liberty Prairie for their donation of the seedlings that were added to their containers and brought home to be planted.
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Container gardening - so easy - a container, soil, and seeds - nourish with sun and water - and, voila,  Many thanks to Linda, Master Gardener at the Illinois Extension, for her helpful presentation on how to plant and grow flowers and veggies in containers.  The RCH provided many of the containers and  supplies and we are grateful to Liberty Prairie for their donation of the seedlings that were added to their containers and brought home to be planted.

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Come walk with us  Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30 . We meet at the Roberti Community House

Roberti Community House added 8 new photos.

Over the weekend at Westmoreland Nursing Home (WMH) the kids from Roberti Community House (RCH) participated in another well-received Little Hands Big Hearts (LHBH) event. The kids helped their elder friends design, paint, and fill personalized clay pots with fresh flowers so that the arrival of spring could be enjoyed from within the nursing community. Additional benefits associated with having regular scheduled events are being revealed as residents and kids form relationships. The kids now notice how residents' faces light up in recognition when they walk in. One RCH participant stated that residents will say things like "you're so nice! I would have been happy having you as a daughter." This type of interaction goes a long way in instilling confidence and empathy for both participants. Additionally, learning how to communicate across age gaps is an invaluable life skill.
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Over the weekend at Westmoreland Nursing Home (WMH) the kids from Roberti Community House (RCH) participated in another well-received Little Hands Big Hearts (LHBH) event. The kids helped their elder friends design, paint, and fill personalized clay pots with fresh flowers so that the arrival of spring could be enjoyed from within the nursing community. Additional benefits associated with having regular scheduled events are being revealed as residents and kids form relationships. The kids now notice how residents faces light up in recognition when they walk in. One RCH participant stated that residents will say things like youre so nice! I would have been happy having you as a daughter. This type of interaction goes a long way in instilling confidence and empathy for both participants. Additionally, learning how to communicate across age gaps is an invaluable life skill.